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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I guess I need to take this advice MORE OFTEN!!!
It really does an active body good! (and I need GOOD right now!)

This past weekend I decided to find a sub for my Saturday morning Zumba class (which was almost impossible to find!) and took a long weekend trip to Leduc to:
a) visit my parents,
b) attend my nephew Jackson's 1st birthday party,
c) see my brother and his very pregnant wife (her due date was the day after Jackson's birthday! YIKES!) and
d) visit my BFF, her hubby and their son in Edmonton!

I got even luckier because my sister and her kids were up for the birthday party too! So it was a very nice family affair! (Come to think of it, all of my immediate family were together! [except for my and Jenny's hubby's] That rarely happens!)

What I got out of the weekend was some good quality rest. I went for an acupuncture session last Tuesday (Sept. 28th) where she said she felt a lightness to my pulse (indicating stress) and she also noted a lightness to my tongue which is commonly indicative of a cold or a run down immune system!
Well, I am HAPPY to report that I did not feel an ounce of knee of neck pain for the whole weekend! WOO HOO!
I did feel a slight bit of knee pain AFTER my Zumba class on Thursday night, but it was totally manageable and no where near as bad as it had been!

I went for a follow-up acupuncture treatment yesterday, where the acupuncturist took my pulse again and noted, "It feels wiry, are you on your period or is it coming soon?" BANG ON! It hasn't arrived yet, but should ANY DAY NOW! HOLY CRAP, she's good! It's amazing just how much she can learn about my body by a simple pulse check and tongue observation! (I never DID get sick, but I do believe I'm still low immune and really need to be careful around sick people!!!)

Overall, I'm feeling pretty good this week! I'll post some pictures tonight, after I get my sick computer fixed up!
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    Glad you got some much deserved and needed R&R!
    And yes, I am going to give this whole accupuncture deal a real shot- and as always, thanks for the advice. And just so you know, I get it-- that I mainly need more rest and less exercise is okay.
    I am really impressed with your accupuncturist- it's so cool to find someone that you can entrust youru ailments. It sounds like the knees are getting better, too- so keeping my fingers crossed for you honey!

    2757 days ago
    wow, your weekend still sounds like it was pretty eventful for a restful weekend! but, it is great that you got to see your family :) Glad to hear you never got sick. I'm waiting to hear about what you posted on FB! :)
    2757 days ago
    Wow, that's pretty cool. The lady knows her stuff! Sounds like you got some much needed family and rest time.
    2758 days ago
  • ***LISA***
    I got my Zumba package in the mail! I am LOVING it!! I am not very coordinated so I am sure I look super silly but I am still having fun doing it! Not to mention, that is one heck of a work out!!! :)
    2758 days ago
    Okay, I've read on your previous blog posts about Zumba, so I finally had to check it out. I attended a local Zumba class here. It was FUN!

    However, I could not, and refused to "shake my thing," but the steps and arm movements were really fun. :-)

    I have a knee question. I hurt my knee doing the Zumba. It's the outside of my left knee, and radiates down the side of my calf a bit. I don't feel it, and forget it exists, unless I do low squats or lunges.

    Any idea what that is?

    Thanks, LUV your spark page. :-)
    2758 days ago
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